Montreal’s McGill University is recognized as one of the top Universities in all of Canada and the world. The University has a very diverse student population that contains students from more than 150 countries. McGill University is one of Montreal’s two Anglophone universities (the other being Concordia University), and is the oldest institutions of higher learning in all of Canada.
McGill University, founded in 1821, is Canada’s leading post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 10 professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 35,000 students. McGill attracts students from more than 150 countries around the world. Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than English including 6,000 francophones with more than 6,800 international students making up almost 20 per cent of the student body.
Ineresting Facts about McGill University
McGill University was originally founded in 1821 as a private institution and became a public institution soon afterwards. It is the oldest university in Montreal. The University has two main campuses with the main campus located at the foot of Mount-Royal. The University has 11 faculties, 300 programs and more than 35,000 students.
Architecture of McGill University’s Buildings
The buildings at McGill’s main campus are typical of British neo-Classical and neo-Gothic structures from the beginning and middle of the 19th century. Located directly in the heart of downtown Montreal, the main campus has become an urban Oasis amidst the skyscrapers that surround Montreal’s downtown area.